4. Application to the regional committee for medical and health research ethics (REK)

All projects covered by the Health Research Act must be approved by REK before they start. REK has its own portal with information about time limits and processing time. Relevant forms are also available here. Access to forms and digital applications require a user account. 

REK undertakes the assessment in terms of research ethics based on the application and research protocol with attachments. REK may request additional information. The project may not be started until REK has granted approval and the person/entity responsible for research ("forskningsansvarlig") has conducted an internal assessment. REK will notify the project manager and the person/entity responsible for research about the outcome of REK's assessment.


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